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Our Library Table. I Native Art. Peasant .Art in Sweden, Lapland, and Ice- land. Studio special number. Over 600 illustrations. 5s. net. Edited by Charles Holme. London, Paris, and Ncw York: The Studio," Ltd. We have followed for many years the sumptuous special numbers of -'The Studio," but cannot remember one, uios it be that of some years ago dealing wiih the work of David Cox in North Wile,, that has afforded us such unspeakable de. light as this one devoted to Peasant Ait in Sweden, Lapland and Iceland." a work which is especially we'-o ne to readers in Wales at the present he- cause of the efforts that are Living n.de. with no small degree of success, to revive the ancient home crafts of the Principality. In North Wales and South Wales alike splendid results in this direction are being accomplished by the Welsh Industries As- sociations, which have a branch in each county, and in addition the National Eis- teddfod is rendering a world-service bv the way in which it is fostering the art-instincts of our people. How far all these streams of influence are carrying us in the right direc- tion was vividly and strikingly shown by the character and quality of the arts and crafts exhibits at the Colwyn Bay National Eisteddfod in September. This side of the Eisteddfod came as a surprise and an in- spiration, and served to encourage all who are interested in the best things of our na- tional life. On the top of this has come a great impetus from the news of what is be- ing done in Ireland, where the art-work of the peasantry is serving as a healthy stimu- lus to the inhabitants of Wales. Side by side with this revival of interest in Welsh handicrafts there is at work the movement for fostering the old Welsh folk-song, those genuine expressions of the feelings and genius of an ancient race. These and other reasons which might be mentioned combine to vest with a special interest this special number of The Studio dealing with Peasant Art in Sweden, Lapland, and Ice. land," which contains a masterly treatment of a fascinating subject. The illustrations are really wonderful, and those of them which are reproduced in colour are not only supremely interesting in themselves, but also because of the evidence they afford of the high standard to which colour-printing has attained in this country. Although the Northern races whose home life and home put suits irt, so ably depicted are strangers to us, their manners and customs, and above all the examples of their artistic taste and skill, whether in design or in handiwork, are a source of special interest to our readers, who we feel sure would be proud to have copies of this Studio number in their libraries.
The Idle Rich." Proposing the toast of The Comptroller," at the Anglesey Hunt festivities last week, Sir R. H. Williams-Bulkeley, the Lord Lieu- tenant of Anglesey, after referring to the successful point to point races, said it was rather stimulating for them to see "the idle rich doing something. (Laughter.) It was interesting for them to know they were able to do something.
Mr. William Jones, M.P., at Conway. TIMELY ADDRESS TO YOUNG PEOPLE. A SANE VIEW OF NATIONAL PASTIMES. Mr. William Jones, M.P., presided on Wednesday last at the afternoon meeting of the Young People's Convention held at Conway, and delivered a magnificent ad- dress. The popular Member for Arfon, who spoke in Welsh, said that he had only just got to know the genesis of that Convention of young people. It appeared to be an offspring of the revival, when there was a Christian awakening throughout the country. Since the revival it was rightly thought that sufficient was not being done in the inter- ests of the young people to keep the good effects of the revival crystallised. Many of their weaker brethren had fallen after the full force of the revival had been spent. Others again, had kept the faith strongly and resolutely, and so as to perpetuate the govxf done by the revival young people's conven- tions were being held in North and South Wales. He could give instances of many who had kept the faith, even amongst prize- fighters and gamblers who had been con- verted. One man he knew who had been in jail off and on for eighteen years, and when he was let out of that place his only consideration was how he could get in again. That man was ultimately brought under the influence of jreal religion, and though he could not at one time read, he now was able to read his Bible, and had taught his wife and children to do the .same. He prospered in the worldly sense as well, and was able to purchase horses for his business, and there was almost sanc- tity surrounding the well-cared-for animal he used to drive. (Laughter.) They as Christians must widen the Kingdom of Christ. They must go out unto the people who were not within the fold. It was not sufficient to say, The Church is here and her doors are open." They must go and look after the people. The Vale of Conway young people could do a deal, both men and women—one could not do without the other. In his large travels in India, in Asia, and other countries, he found that Christians felt :they lmust go out to the people. In Delhi, in a mosque, he did not see a woman in the Temple; but he saw 15,000 men standing like an army of soldiers behind each other, worshipping Mahomet. The women were far behind this scene, and could only hear the echoes of that worship. Unlike such a faith as that, the faith of Jesus Christ was for everyone. Every church ought to have a society for the work of the church. The faith of JJSUS Christ had been said to be four-sqll .re against every wind that blows. The youig people of to-day could not live alone cn books and on singing praises. They mu"t have companionship. It was at 11Lh o- cieties as that which bi ought young peop together that he had made the best friends ifl ever had. The. speaker dwelt in his usual impassioned tones upon the beauties and glories of friendship. Unless one fr:end saw the best in the other there was no real friendship. They must not ex ract the bad, but the good, which was in friends It was the belief in Jesus Christ which had brought people into their pr-ver places snd positions. He remembered, when lie was a child in petticoats, his mother holding him up above the people at a meeting in Menai Bridge to see the divinely illumined face of Henry Rees, and he remembered the impression wrought upon him when he attended that divine's funeral. He (the speaker) was never afraid of people and riches but he confessed that it was the saints in Christ's Church who could see through them. The speaker paid a tribute to an old deacon who had worked on the good he saw in him. There was a spark of good in everyone, which only needed kindl- ing into a flame. Young people could help their ministers, and with the passion of youn-j people could illuminate Christ's re- ligion. And let them not forget the friend- ships which saw only the best in each other, and don't let them as young people make fnn of anything. Let them rather have such high principles of Christian duty that would work for the glory of Christianity. The speaker gave excellent advice as to looking after their bodies as well as their spiritual welfare. He would enjoin young people not to become cynics. Cynics were, he thought, likened to those once-upon-a- time volcanic mountains of France, which had ceased belching forth fire and gave mud instead. THE CYNIC was the human mud volcano. They lived in an age of great thought, and the days of cheap books, and no one nowadays was any good without ideas. Let the young people not forget to read the old books of Wales of a generation ago. Such books were writ- ten by Dr. Lewis Edwards, of Bala, for instance. He was the brightest intellect in Wales in the last generation. There may have been more brilliant writers; but for sanity of thought and genius and getting at the root of a thing, he (the speaker) knew of no one like him. He therefore strongly recommended the young people of Wales to read Dr. Lewis Edwards' works. Then there was Emrys ap Iwan, who had walked Europe, and was acknowledged, in his day, to be the best spiritual sheplherd of the Vale of Clwyd. Let the young people read their Welsh books, and whatever they did let them not lose their Welsh language. Let them not mind if there was a Welsh accent I on their English, and certainly let them not be ashamed of it. Just fancy Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, and other famous Scotsmen being ashamed to speak English because of the Scotch accent. Let them speak as true, manly men, and noble, wo- manly women. Germany had organised her national intellect through treating matters properly, and sifting great problems. By this she had produced A NATION OF THINKERS. The great danger in Germany was that in its advancement in such manner she should forget her faith. There were noble scholars in Wales before the rise of the colleges, and the latter were the cause of the rising of the Welsh nation in education. He wished he had time to deal upon another question which was dear to his heart, and that was the need for a revival in their Sunday Schools. The Bible was a bigger Book in the world to-day than ever it was before, and he could prove it. The lay head of the Brahmins, who was not a lover of missioners, had the Ancient and Modern Hymn-book" upon his piano, and the Bible had also its place of honour in his home. Goethe, in the speaker's opinion, was the second great man to Shakespeare, and he had said regarding the Bible, Of all books this is the Book. It is the Book that reads us." The Bible appealed to the servant girl and the slave, and the rich people as well. There was no limit to its comprehensiveness. Shabby, cheap critics had dared to criticise it. Some had referred with scorn to David and his sin, but one great man, who had never declared himself a Christian, had said that this man was conscious of his sin and repented." Good people were good because they had seen their badness and had re- pented. He exhorted the young people to play games of FOOTBALL, GOLF AND HOCKEY in the true spirit. Games were helpful to the development of the body, and the value of plenty of fresh air and healthful recrea- tion could not be overestimated. The great Spurgeon had said when preaching in his London Tabernacle, Open the windows of the Tabernacle. The Gospel of Christ can- not escape through carbonic acid gas." (Laughter.) Christ was the healer of the body and mind long ages before we had our scientific hospitals. Therefore, make the body healthy and let them have sanity all round, for the only thing to save the whole man, body, soul, and spirit, was Christianity. Let them have times of play, and let them play with sense. When Princi- pal Thomas Charles Edwards was at Aber- ystwyth, he became president of the foot- ball -lub. He had said when it was urged that there was something wrong attending the game, I shall be the president." It was known that the Principal was blamed by the Monthly Meeting for his action. But Principal Edwards was right. It was by associating themselves with games which had doubtful concomitants that the minis- ters of our churches could eradicate the evils. The great Dr. Arnold had played the game of football, and his influence amongst the boys must have been in his mastership days such that boys would say We can't tell the Doctor a lie, for he trusts us." Luther did not put games down, but put them under the influence of the clergy. What would they think when he told them that even John Calvin played ball? Games properly played and in their proper season brought forth many good physical attributes and confidence. They should cultivate confidence, but be wary of cheek. Let them read the books of such sweet novelists as Jane Austen, George Meredith, and such writers as they. How beautiful was the sentence in one of Mer- edith's novels, The man who rises from his knees after praying feeling a better man has received an answer to his prayer." Great men and women did not deny the elemental facts about God. It was not sufficient for them to speak nicely about Christ and think that was sufficient for their religion. They must let the inward grip of reality possess their souls and lead lives of purity as they went through the battle of life. Let them think of the prin- ciples that actuated the minds of Charles of Bala, Williams of Pantycelyn, and other such divines and act upon them, then they would become worthy followers of their Lord and Saviour.
Llandudno Electricity Works. GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR AND SMALL LOANS. The Llandudno Urban District Council, having applied for power to borrow £ 2,322 for the purposes of their electrical under- undertaking, Mr. H. R. Hooper, one of the Local Government Board's Inspectors, at- tended at the Town Hall, Llandudno, on Thursday, to hold a public inquiry into the matter. In addition to the Clerk to the Council, Mr. A. Conolly, the Accountant, Mr. Walter Wood, and the electrical engineer, Mr. Harold Morton. The other persons present were Messrs. Pierce Jones, J. M'Master, and S. Chantrey, members of the Electricity Committee of the Council. Mr. Conolly stated that the estimated population of Llandudno now is 11,610, and that the assessable value is ^104,005. The total amount of outstanding loans on all ac- counts, and including certain loans sanc- tioned but not yet taken up, is £ 190,915. The total rates are 6s. Id. in the pound, in- cluding 3s. poor rate. There are 2,115 in- habited houses in the urban district. The first loan asked for was f i,ooo for ex- tensions of mains and services. The In- spector suggested that it was bad finance to borrow money for the services "—connect- ing the premises of consumers to the mains —and that such work should be paid for out of revenue. Local authorities all over the country were now taking that course. Some little discussion occurred, and the Clerk, with the approval of the councillors present, amended (the application so that £ 256 would be borrowed to cover the ex- penditure on extensions of cables up to March 31st last, and 6744 for similar work in the future. This sum, it was estimated would suffice for three years, whilst the original application was for what would meet the outlay in two years. The cost of the services is to come out of revenue. For the last half-dozen years the concern has realised a profit of about £1,000 per annum. The next item was for a coal conveyor, to cost £932, and to save annually about Z120 in labour. A mechanical stoker is to be sup- plied at a cost of £ 260. Mr. Hooper in- quired whether it was really worth the while of the Urban Council to obtain a sanction to a small loan like that. Would it not be better to pay for it out of revenue? The reply was that it would mean probably an addition to the rates, but Mr. Conolly added that it might be met out of the re- serve fund of ^3,000. The Inspector inti- mated that he would have no objection to that being done, and, having ascertained the views of the councillors in attendance, the Clerk withdrew the application with respect to the CxSo. Mr. Hooper proceeded to make some sug- gestions as to the system of book-keeping to be adopted in regard to loans.
Conway Corporation. j ELECTION OF COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES. At the annual meeting of the Conway Town Council, after the election of Coun- cillor Henry Jones as the Coronation Year Mayor, the following Committees and re- presentatives were selected:- Governor of North Wales College: Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, J.P., C.C. Three members Port Sanitary Author- ity: His Worship the Mayor (Councillor Ilenrv Jones, J.P., C.C.), Alderman Edward Roberts, Councillor Robert Jones. Four representatives Joint Hospital Board: His Worship the Mayor, Alder- man Dr. M. J. Morgan. J.P., Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, J.P., C.C.. Councillor Dr. W. Carter, J.P. Four representatives of Conway and Col- wyn 'Bay Joint Water Board His Worship the Mayor, Councillor R. A. Prichard, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Councillor J. E. Conway-Jones. North Wales Advertising Board His Worship the Mayor, Councillor John Jones, Mr. Hugh Parry. Returning officer in the absence of the Mayor: Alderman A. Xetherwood. Highway and General Purposes Com- mittee His Worship the Mayor, Alderman Dr. M. J. Morgan, Councillor J. E. Conway- Jones, Councillor Dr. W. Carter, Council- lor John Jones, Councillor Robert Jones, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Coun- cillor James Porter, Councillor John Wil- liams. Gas and Lighting Committee: His Wor- ship the Mayor, Alderman A. Netherwood, Councillor John Jones, Councillor John Williams, Councillor J. E. Conway-Jones, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Council- lor James Porter. Estate, Quarry, Morfa, and Harbour Com- mittee His Worship the Mayor, Alderman A. Netherwood, Alderman Dr. M. J. Morgan, Councillor John Williams, Councillor J. E. Conway-Jones, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Councillor John Jones, Councillor Robert Jones, Councillor A. J. Oldman, Alderman Edward Roberts, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Councillor James Porter. Finance and Bridge Committee: His Worship the Mayor, Alderman A. Nether- wood, Alderman Dr. M. J. Morgan, Coun- cillor J. Williams, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Councillor Robert Jones, Council- lor A. J. Oldman, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor R. A. Prichard, Councillor Jas. Stott, Councillor James Porter. Library Committee His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J. Williams, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Councillor Robert Jones, Councillor A. J. Oldman, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Coun- cillor James Stott, Councillor James Porter, .Revs. T. Gwynedd Roberts, J. Luther Thomas, William Edwards, John Daviesand William MeIIor Messrs. John Evans, J. P. Griffiths, Henry Nevitt, D. Wynne Ro- berts, Wm. Stephenson, Robert Thomas, Win. Thomas, W. G. Williams and Thos. Wynne. Market and Fairs Committee His Wor- ship the Mayor, Councillor J. E. Conwav- p Jones, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Council- lor John Williams, Councillor A. J. Old- man, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor J. Stott, Councillor J. Porter; Messrs. W. O. Abram, Owen Hughes, Wm. Hughes, Wm. Edwards, J. H. Jones, J. T. Jones, Hugh Jones (Bryn- glorian), Hugh Jones (Black Lion), John Roberts. Advertising Committee His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Council- lor A. J. Oldman, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Councillor J. Porter, Council- lor J. E. Conway-Jones. Fire Brigade Committee: His Worship the Mayor, Councillor J. E. Conway-Jones, Councillor John Jones, Councillor John Williams, Alderman W. M. Sever, Coancil- lar Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Councillor J. Porter, Messrs. J. H. Jones, D. Wynne Roberts, Wm. Thomas. Band Committee: His Worship th Mayor, Councillor John Jones, Councillor Robert Jones, Councillor John Willi ins, Alcerman W. M. Sever, Councillor R A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Councillor J. Porter, and five members of the band appointed by the band. Camp Committee: His Worship the Mayor, Alderman M. J. Morgan, Councillor J. Williams, Councillor J. E. Conway- Jones, Councillor J. W7. Hughes, Councillor John Jones, Councillor Robert Jones, Ald. Edward Roberts, Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Councillor J. Porter, Messrs. T. P. Griffiths, Owen Evans, and Llewelvn Jones. Housing and Improvement Committee His Worship the Mayor, Alderman A. Xetherwood, Alderman Dr. M. J. Morgan. Councillor J. Williams, Councillor Dr. W. Carter, Councillor T. E. Conway-Jones, Councillor J. W. Hughes, Councillor Robt. Jones, Alderman Edward Roberts, Alder- man W. M. Sever, Councillor Dr. R. A. Prichard, Councillor James Stott, Council- lor James Porter, Councillor John Jones.
8IIC: Colwyn Bay Justices Criticised. THE LIME JUICE CORDIAL CASE. At Friday's meeting of the Denbighshire County Council Mr. D. S. Davies and others discussed the action of the Colwyn Bay Justices recently in dismissing without hear- ing the defence a charge of selling a bottle of what was described as pure lime juice cordial" which contained 4.3 grains of sali- cylic acid per pint. The Bench granted [20 costs to the defendant against the county. Mr. Davies said it was a serious matter that the county should be mulcted in that way, seeing that they were trying to pro- tect the health of the public. Dr. D. Lloyd suggested that the atten- tion of the Lord Chancellor should be drawn to the action of the magistrates, but the Clerk, Mr. W. R. Evans, pointed out that the proper course to have taken, if the pro- secution was dissatisfied with the decision, was to ask for a case to be stated, and if they went to the Lord Chancellor now, as they had not taken advantage of the legal process, they would probably merely be snubbed. It was decided that in future, when in- formations laid by an inspector are dismiss- ed, he should consult the solicitor appearing for the Council at the hearing with a vie* to steps being taken to appeal sh-.tl *Id that course be considered desirable after con- sultation with the Clerk to the Countv C< 1 jicil and the Chairman of die Commit- tee which administers the Sale of Food ar, J Drugs Act.
At a recent Welsh Eisteddfod a prize was offered for the best collection of seaweed. The prize was won by a young Cardiff lady.
St. Asaph Board of Guardians, The fortnightly meeting of the Board was held at St. Asaph on Friday, when the fol- lowing members were present:—Messrs. J. Frimston (presiding), John Ellis Jones, Ed- ward Williams, Roberts Jones, Edwin Mor- gan, Wm. Jones, Robert Jones, Llewelyn Evans, Robert Davies, William Williams, W. S. Roberts, R. E. Griffiths, J. B. Wil- liams, J. Jones (Abergele), Hugh Williams, W. A. Watts, R. A. Jones, Isaac Batho, Thomas Hughes, and John Pierce, Canon Roberts, Miss Gee, and Mrs. Gee with Mr Grimsley (Clerk) and Mr. Robert Jones Master). THE TREAT TO THE INMATES. It was reported by the Master that the Nonconformists had given an excellent treat to the inmates of the Union. The Chairman, in proposing a hearty vote of thanks to their Denbigh friends, said that they all feft: exceedingly obliged to their Xonconformist friends in that town for having come to the Union and enter- tained the inmates, as well as the officials, in such an excellent and generous manner. They were exceedingly grateful to them, seeing that according to the account they had enjoyed themselves very much indeed. The proposition was seconded and carried unanimously. APPOINTMENT. The announcement was made of the ap- pointment of Mr. Edward Williams as an overseer in respect of the Urban District Council of Abergcle. WATER SUPPLY. Mr. Llewelyn Evans, of Rhyl, drew at- tention to the water supply to the house in case of fire. Mr. Evans said they had seen and heard a deal about the matter, but they had that day seen the water work, and he hoped that they were all satisfied with what they had seen. Mr. Evans then explained that in the case of fire a supply of water irom a lour-incn n-ain couia oe put on. At present that main was protected by seal, but in the case of fire the seal could be broken without asking the permission of the Rhyl Council before doing so. The resuh would be a plentiful supply of water. Nor was there the slightest danger in connection with breaking the seal. It could be done in a moment and bv anyone, without any consent having to be asked if it was a case of fire. When it was tried before, it was tried on the one-inch main, with very different re- sults, of course. The Chairman, in supporting Mr. Evans, repudiated the insinuations of certain per- sons to the effect that there was a valve at St. Asaoh which regulated their supply at the house. There was nothing of the kind in existence, seeing that they got their sup- plv direct iust as St. Asaph and Trefnant did.
St. Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. ¡ LLANDDULAS IMPROVEMENTS. The above Council met on Friday, Canon Roberts presiding over a moderate attend- ance of the members. "FROl INFORMATION RECEIVED." During the reading of the minutes it was stated that when the Council proceeded to lecture a certain individual upon the crime of keeping an unregistered common lodging- house it was found that the house in ques- tion had been registered since 18g6. (Laugh- ter. 1 The effect of the lecture on that account had been reduced to ril. PROPOSED DRAINAGE SCHEME. Communications were read from Mr. R. W. Wynn in reference to the proposed drain- age scheme tor Tai Dulas, Pennington-ter- race, Llanddulas. In his letter to the Council Mr. Wynne ex- pressed himself as being in favour of a scheme which would be more in the direc- tion of the east, so as not to make the people chary of bathing. In the event ot such a scheme being adopted he would be willing to contribute towards it, but he would not be willing to contribute to the prestnt proposed plan in view of the fact that the bathing of the district might be spoiled as the result of its adoption. His scheme showed a plan whereby such an event such as he feared would be impossible, It was stated that the Clerk had replied to Mr. Wynn, and that the estimated cost of his scheme would be £395. Seeing that lID to the day of the Council meeting no further reply had been received from Mr. Wynn, it was decided to let the matter stand over for a little while. II
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Premature Burial Risks. To the Editor of. the WEEKLY NEWS. Sir,—With reference to the painfully sud- den death from heart failure reported in the ");"orth Wales Weekly News of the 5th inst., may I venture to remind your readers that, notwithstanding constantly-re- curring evidence of living persons being mis- taken for dead, thus proving the reality of the perils of premature burial, the law per- sistently neglects to recognise its existence? Not even a medical certificate of death is Legally imperative before interment, and where such a document is given, in the great majority of cases the medical practitioner does not trouble himself to inspect the body, and, therefore, however skilful he may be in diagnosing apparent from real death, his knowledge in this respect is not brought into action. On the other hand, the law, which is so amazingly lax as to allow persons to be buried without satisfac- tory and absolute proof of their decease, is most stringent in disallowing any evidence of live sepulture being known to the public. A supposed corpse may not be exhumed with- out the Home Secretary's order, or, in cer- tain cases, of a coroner, and not more than two in 100,000 burials are disinterred. The statement, which we often hear, that pre- mature burial is exceedingly rare, is conse- quently wholly unsupported by any direct evidence, and is contrary to the inference to be drawn from the narrow escapes and other indirect evidence we possess. Amendment of the law is very urgently needed, and should include (I) prohibition of burial without medical certificate; (2) prohibition of medical certificate of death except after careful examination of the sup- posed or alleged dead body, in order to ascertain if putrefactive decomposition (the only really reliable proof of dissolution) has set in, and (3) the establishment of waiting mortuaries for the reception of the apparent- ly dead. Further information (printed) on this momentous subject will be sent on re- ceipt of a stamped addressed envelope. Thanking you for your kindness, I am, &c., JAS. R. WILLIAMSON. 100, Chedington-road, Upper Edmonton, London, N., 9th November, 1910.
Denbighshire County Council. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S SALARY. PROTEST AGAINST ADVANCE At the quarterly meeting of the Denbigh- shire Education Committee, held at Wrex- ham on Friday, the following resolution was proposed by Mr. A. O. Evans, of Denbigh: That this Council strongly protests against the action of the majority of the members of the Standing Joint Committee present at the meeting held on the 14th ult. in increasing the salary of the Chief Con- stable by Z50 per annum in recognition of his long service, particularly as the Chief Constable himself did not make any ap- plication for an increase, and urges the Sec- retary of State to decline to approve of such increase." He said the Chief Constable's salary was £500, a good sum for the duties be per- formed. He did not himself suggest that it was not sufficiently handsome, but Col. Mea- ham did it on his behalf at the Standing 1 -9 Joint Committee meeting. Eleven members representing Quarter Sessions voted in favour of the increase, and nine members representing the County Council opposeil it. Three County Council representatives who were absent had since intimated that they, too, would have opposed had thev been present. Under Section 6 of the Polioe Superannuation Act, the Chief Constable would have had to retire at the age of 65 but for the fact that he was an officer of the force at the time that the Act was pass- ed. A question was asked at the commit- tee meeting as to the age of the Chief Cos- stable, and the question was not answered, but he (Mr. Evans) thought he was right in saying that Major Leadbetter was 72. So that but for the fact that he was as existing" officer, the Major would have had to retire seven years ago. If the Chief Constable had an increase of ^50, and he retired next year, the advance would add to the amount of his pension. Further, the increase would raise the standard of salary for the future Chief Constble. He did not know whether that was or was not a step in the scheme or programme of the Quarter Sessions' members with a view to some other appointment. Any member of the Countv Council who opposed the present motion would, in effect, give a vote of cen- sure upon the nine members of the County Council who had voted against the increase. Immediately after the resolution was pass- ed by the Standing Toint Committee he took steps to stop its being carried out by writ- ing to the Home Secretary. Mr. Roaz Jones (Denbigh) seconded the motion. He said the Chief Constable was such a conscientious man that he did not believe he would accept the advance of salary if it were made to him. (Iaighter r'e There was something not altogether rigSt behind the action of the Standing Joint Committee. Mr. W. G. Rigby, while expressing the opinion that it was unwise of the Quartei Sessions representatives to take action Ilk the matter without an assurance that the representatives of the ratepayers wotiW support them, at the same time feh that it would be wrong to take such a drastic srtfcp as to go to the Home Secretary in the matter. Mr. Godfrey Fitzhugh said that he -was, as representing the Quarter Sessions, pa- sent when the sum was voted, and he would like to give the reasons which influenced the majority of the Committee. Under re- gulations which came into force a short time ago. various ranks in the police force were entitled to an increase of weekly pay after 26 years' approved service. This ap. plied to all except the Chief Constable, and it occurred to some members of the Committee that the Chief Constable ought to have some equivalent, and to have public service recognised. He had been 32 years the chief of the force he had atted- ed two Royal Jubilees and also the Coro- nation as a police representative; and lately he had been awarded the King Ed- ward medal for merit, and the official BB- ports upon the force had always been pew- fectly satisfactory. If he had retired on his pension six years ago he would have received £ 260 per annum, and the new Thief would have received, say, ^"300. Therefore Major Leadbetter, on that basis, had saved the county £ 1,000. If he m- ceived this increase, which would be pen- sionable, he would still save the county £ 116 a year as long as he continued in office. He had contributed Zio per anntrm towards the pension fund for 32 M that he had furnished a very large P, .Iunt of the, pension he would receive wh<_ n he retired. Mr. Fitzhugh concluded by saying that he felt it would be an ungracious act towards an old and respected public servarit to pass the resolution before the meeting, Mr. Gomer Roberts (Llanelidan) pointed out that it was not a question of the long and meritorious services of the Chief Con- stable which was before the meeting it was the action of the majority of the Standiag Joint Committee. As a member of the Standing Jomt Committee he appealed lc the mover at the meeting of the Committee to withdraw the proposition to give this in. crease, and his appeal was ignored. The advance of salary did not come from the Standing Joint Committee as a whole. The vote was taken, 30 supporting Ms. A. O. Evans's resolution and 10 voting against it. The resolution was therefore declared carried by a majority of two to one. The Education Committee were relieved of the direction to hold their meetings with- in the county previously given, and it -was left to them to decide where they should meet in future. Mr. Boaz Jones, who had opposed the meeting at Chester, stated that one of his reasons for doing so was that the meetings took place in an hotel. Sir Watkin Wynn pointed out that there was a convenient non-licensed hotel at CheI- ter where the meetings could be held if the Committee thought fit to go there. COUNTY MEDICAL OFFICER 1 U TiE APPOINTED. r\I; VaV de.Clded to appoint a Medical Officer for tiie county at a salary of ^600 a vear. with certain allowances. The Medi- cal Officer will supervise the medical in- spection of schools in addition to his yea- eral county duties, and will act also as he executive officer under the Midwives Act The salary of Mr. Llewelvn Kenrick, as the coroner for East Denbighshire, was aG- vanced by £ 25, making it V? 175 per annum. Kenrick, since his appointment foui years ago, has held an average of 74 inquenu a year, which, it was stated, was consider- ably more than was the case when the salary was fixed. 20 years ago. FARM PROBLEMS. _Mr. John Roberts, the Chairman of the Diseases of Animals Act Committee for the western division of the countv, stated that for the first time since he had had to pre- sent the reports of the Committee to the County Council he had the pleasure to Ie- port that the division had a clean sheet there was no swine fever and no sheep scab (Applause, i The Board oi Agriculture .and Fisheries were requested to undertake an investioa- tion of the nature and care of foot rat in sheep, a disease which is spreading.
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